I went on Walgreens’ website to purchase a bunch of Sally Hansen nail polishes to do a graffiti inspired nail look. I am currently in Brooklyn and I walk by lots of graffiti, some of them are really cool so I decided to try to recreate it on my nails!
There are tons of Sally Hansen products on Walgreens.com. I was only interested in nail polish though so that narrowed it down a little. I decided to pick a bunch of nail polishes that were in the Insta Dry line ( PS- Xtreme, Salon Effects, Diamond and Insta Dri polishes $1 off sale thru 5/25!). They were on sale and I wanted some fast drying nail polish, who has time to wait for nails to dry?! I also became a member of the Balance Reward program, you get points and can get discounts! The shipping was really fast! It came in two days!
First thing first, paint your nails with Rapid Red. I only used one coat. NO STREAKS! Woo! This is your basic bright red. Its very vibrant and makes your nails stand out, even when worn alone!
Paint some Wined Up on a cosmetic sponge. The sponge will soak a lot of it up. Feel free to add more or less depending on what you prefer. I like putting more on so I don’t have to reapply more nail polish as much.
Dab the sponge with Wined Up all over your nails. Wined Up is a darker red with a little shimmer. Don’t worry if you have excess paint on your fingers, we will clean up later! This will help with the brick looking effect.
Then, with the Pearly White nail art pen draw brick lines on each nail. I drew 4 or 5 horizontal lines on each nail. Then I would go back to make vertical lines. I was really surprised how well the pearly white showed on top of the darker reds.
Now we need some color! Dab a cotton swab in Brisk Blue. If you do not have a cotton swap near by, dabbing the nail polish brush on the nail works too! I LOVE this color for the Spring!
Randomly blot blue dots everywhere. Small, big, messy, go with the flow! You can’t really mess up here since graffiti can sometimes just be random and messy!
Now to add Pesto Pink! Do the same here as you did with the Brisk Blue. When I first read the name of the color, I thought it said Pepto, haha!
I like to overlap colors as well as make then separate too. Same as before, be messy if you want!
Add a layer of Clearly Quick to make them nice and even and shiny. See, my nails are a mess, its okay though, we still have one more step!
Now clean your nails with the No More Mistakes Pen. After I use the pen on a spot I like to run it over a clean paper towel to get the excess color of the tip before cleaning up another area.
I put on an extra layer of Clearly Quick and TADA! You have some fun graffiti nails! One of the best things about this nail art look is that you don’t really have to worry about making perfect lines or dots! Check out my google album for more pics.
Try making some of your own nail art! Take a look at Splatter Party nails with Sally Hansen for some inspiration!
If you want, you can enter the Pinterest Party where 1 winner will win a year supply of Sally Hansen products 🙂
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